YORYM-AED81E: Bronze age razor

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RAZOR

Unique ID: YORYM-AED81E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy leaf shaped razor of the Middle or Late Bronze Age, dating to c. 1500 BC - 800 BC. The razor is near complete, retaining the leaf-shape blade and a narrow, rectangular tang; at the edge of which it is broken. The edges of the blade are chipped and corroded away, leaving an irregular, jagged edge to both sides of the blade.

The metal has a well developed dark green patina, abraded on all surfaces. It has a prominent bend laterally across the blade, at approximately the mid-point.

Length: 81.5mm, width (at blade): 22.2mm, width (at tang): 6.5mm, thickness: 1.5mm, weight: 8.5g.

For other examples recorded by the PAS, see SWYOR-A48EE1 and NCL-71EF23.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Exactly 1500 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 81.5 mm
Width: 22.2 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 8.5 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06306

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Kirkbymoorside (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7185
Four figure Latitude: 54.25575779
Four figure longitude: -0.91167063
1:25K map: SE7185
1:10K map: SE78NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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